DISGRACE!!! RAMPANT CRIME EARNS KANSAS CITY TOP RANKING AMONG THE WORST CITES IN THE UNITED STATES!!!
Not so long ago Kansas City was awash in praise as Internets marketers were writing up a ton of promotional copy during an election year that offered a cheerleader's perspective of life in this cowtown.
Now . . .
The bloody Summer of 2016 threatens so much hype regarding local progress.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY EARNS A TRAGIC RANKING AS ONE OF THE WORST CITIES IN THE NATION THANKS TO RISING CRIME!!!
24/7 Wall Street: 50 Worst Cities to Live In
Here's a snippet of text from the ranking that shows a more realistic view of this town than what City Hall or the newspaper are prepared to offer:
"While higher educational attainment often accompanies higher incomes and lower crime rates in many U.S. cities, Kansas City is an exception. Nearly 32% of adults in Kansas City have a bachelor’s degree, a slightly higher share than the national 30% college attainment rate. Despite a more educated population, the typical Kansas City household earns only $44,173 a year, roughly $9,500 less than the typical American household. However, lower incomes are offset by a lower cost of living. Goods and services are about 5% cheaper in Kansas City than they are on average across the United States.
Crime is a major detriment to quality of life in Kansas City. There are 1,251 violent crimes a year for every 100,000 people in the area, a higher violent crime rate than those in only a couple dozen other U.S. cities."
Now, there's a myth that crime only impacts one segment or neighborhood but the reality is that violence has spread to the suburbs as well and the entire metro area has suffered in a spate of violence that might have started in the urban core but continues to spread.
You decide . . .